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go to cnn's rafael romo who has the latest. how did this fire start? >> reporter: there was a concert about 2:00 this morning and part of the concert involved pyrotechnics. and what firefighters are saying is part of the flames reached the foam insulation on the ceiling and that's how the fire might have started. not being conclusive about this at this point. the problem was that the foam created a lot of smoke. it was very dense. it was very thick. as you can see into these images, off lot of people frantically trying to escape an emergency situation. what happened firefighters are also saying, miguel is that the place did not have enough emergency exits. >> oy. those firefighters going through there the rescuers looking for the dead. must be grisly, obviously, finding fairly disturbing stuff affecting them as well, why? he >> we are learning about some very sad details, miguel, specifically about the kinds of things that they are finding and
a reporter we were talking to you at an affiliate, cnn affiliate, says the place was strewn with shoes and cell phones. every so often, a cell phone goes off, but of course, there's nobody answering. you can think about parents, you can think about loved ones who are trying to find trying to find those young people who were in the club and maybe some of them had been take tonight hospital. the alternative very sad. >> who are riffic to think about this tragedy. so many people found in the bathrooms. do we know why? >> reporter: at one point, so many people trying to go through the regular exits, it was just not possible to go anywhere. a lot of people died because they were trampled, as a matter of fact, the next alternative for these people was going to the restrooms and they thought, there's water there, if the fire gets worse, we can find shelter there the problem was that the main concern or the better said,
it was the smoke that killed the large majority of you percentage not the fire itself. those people that went to the restrooms died of smoke inhalation, what the firefighters are telling us. >> rafael romo, thank you very much. our heart goes out. nobody expects a fire inside a club but worthying what would you do if one broke out. some of the worst nightclub trang drills did been right here in the u.s. our susan candiotti joins us from new york. susan? >> reporter: hi, miguel. you know, it has been nearly a deck xansd the last nightclub fire that caused mass casualties here in the u.s. in 2003, 100 people died at the station nightclub in west warwick, rhode island, where the band great white was performing.
pyrotechnics ignited soundproofing material and smoke filled the room. it killed 87 people. authorities said the bronx club was operating illegally, two years after it was ordered closed because of safety violations. in 1977, fire at the beverly hills supper club in southgate, kentucky, killed 165 people. among 2,400 waiting for entertainer john davidson to perform, which believed to be an electrical fire went undetected at first. there were no fire detectives or sprinklers. at the time, they weren't required. the deadliest nightclub blaze happened in 1942 at the coconut grove club in boston. 492 people were killed. the cause of the blaze, to this day, remains unknown. we don't know all the details however, whenever and wherever this kind of disaster occurs, investigators will be looking at fire codes, what kind were in place and were they enforced? >> what are safety experts
saying you can do if you go to a concert or bank yet hall. >> reporter: a number of things, none of us might like to do it but expert glenn corbett says you have to do your homework. in a club, look for places that count count heads at the door, there thank might be a good sign that make sure they are not overcrowding. and another former investigator tells us to be very aware of your surroundings. >> always sit close to the exit door, as close as you can, and if you smell smoke or anybody that -- indication of a fire, make sure that you get out of there. don't second question whether or not there's a fire. >> reporter: and if you don't see sprinkler systems or smoke detectors when you first arrive, you might want to think twice about sticking around. miguel? >> yeah, susan. good advice. i always look for two exits when i'm in a really crowded place that might get crazy. thank you very much. that arctic blast isn't over yet. parts of the midwest and the northeast are being slammed with a mixture of freezing rain and
snow. icy roads and poor visibility are making travel dangerous. the cold weather will continue into the workweek, with some areas in the northeast getting light snow. some scary moments for a group of 50 hikers in arizona. they got trapped in raging waters while trying to cross a river. police rushed to the scene after getting a flood of 911 calls and spent hours trying to locate them. officials say it was a challenge to find them all but eventually, all those hikers were rescued. turning now to the debate over gun droll. senator dianne feinstein laid out her case for banning military-style rifles on cnn's "state of the union" today. she says the nra maybe the dominant gun group but most of the country sides with curbing assault weapons and violence. >> i think you reached a point, as i said earlier, that enough is enough. do military-style assault weapons belong on our streets?
and the answer, according to the mayors, chiefs of police, according to the largest police organization in the world is absolutely no. >> but republican congressman marsha blackburn has a different view about gun control. >> we need to be looking at the root causes. some of these psychotropic drug and let this not be the weapon. let's talk about some of the root issues. i understand the senator's passion for this. but i have to tell you, an assault ban is not the answer to helping keep people safe. >> in an interview with the new "republic" magazine, president obama says gun owners will not be forgotten in the ongoing debate. the president said he has "profound for hunting that dates back for generations."
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well, if you haven't got the flu this year, lucky you, but chances are you know or you work with someone who did. that's because the flu season is one of the worst we have seen in years. health officials can keep pretty good track of how many actually get the flu. science still isn't exactly sure how we get it in the first place. our emily schmidt takes us inside a maryland lab that is trying to find that answer.
>> reporter: people goo to such lengths to avoid getting the flu you can't help but notice a place seeking those that caught t when university freshman dominic young heard about a campus flu study -- >> this is going in your nose and straight back. >> reporter: dominic had a feel egg fit the bill. >> i woke up at 8:00 a.m., every time i swallowed, i got punched in the stomach. yesterday i slept for 18 house, other than when i needed to sleep. >> reporter: he tested positive for type a influenza which callfied him for a study of how anyone gets flut in the first place. >> that is what research discovery is about. and being a detective. >> reporter: professor don milton says scientists don't know exactly how the flu is transmitted. >> deep in, deep out. >> reporter: one theory it may not be spread through direct or indirect contact but instead, by tiny viruses, 1-1,000th the which hath of t width of the human hair that
linger in the air. >> would be nice if flu wasn't aerosol transmitted because it would be much simpler but i think the odds are that aerosols are going to play an important role in flu transmission. >> reporter: that's where this machine name comes into play that measures how much the flu spreads airborne. >> he has local exhaust inhalation collecting all of his breath. >> reporter: ts lab is part of a global study, hoping to more clearly explain flu transmission and some folks solutions. >> things like having uv lights to sterilize the air, to have more ventilation, to have local exhaust ventilation to control what people are breathing. >> reporter: the centers for disease control and prevention suggest disinfecting germ-contaminated surfaces as one way to avoid the flu. dr. milton says he agrees with that advice for the thing wes touch but says science still needs more answers about what to do with the air we breathe. emily schmidt, cnn, washington.
a big test for the gop this week on immigration. the president will be laying out his immigration policy in las vegas. state democrats want to paint solidly blue. i asked chief political correspondent candy crowley what republicans need to do to handle immigration. >> this is an issue that republicans have to get off the table. more than 70% of hispanics in the last election voted for president obama. that's not sustainable for the republican party if they want to win a national election there is unanimity among republicans that something has to give on immigration reform. i think you will see immigration reform this year, i think you will see some form, call it amnesty, a pathway to citizenship, something that allows those who are in this
country without documents to get into the legal lane, some way, some. how >> gun control that's certainly on the agenda. dianne feinstein of california offered her legislation this week to ban assault weapons but the turnout at a gun control rally yesterday in d.c. was tepid, and democrats are hedging on this. is anything really going to get done on this issue? >> i think something will get done but the idea of assault weapons ban may be an overreach, not just because there are a number of republicans, most republicans who oppose it, there are democrats, many as many as a dozen, who live in states that have gun cultures, guns part of growing up, hunting along with fishing and along with, you know, target shooting is a part of the lifestyle and there are democrats -- democratic senators there who want, in fact, to be re-elected so to reflect their state, they are looking at some of this and saying it can't go that far. we will see what happens.
i will say that i think the thing that i hear the most about from both sides is universal background checks. that is expanding background checks to gun shows, et cetera, when there is a sale of a weapon. it appears chuck hagel will be confirmed as secretary of defense. one of his first big projects will be integrating women into the front line positions in combat. how's this likely to roll out and where are the fault lines? >> i think it is the sheer physicality of some of these jobs. now, what has happened here is the pentagon chief, currently leon panetta, has said here's the deal, women are now able to be in the front lines in combat. you have time, he says to the military to come back and tell me if women should be excluded from certain jobs. here is the idea r you have to have -- in special ops, in particular, there are huge physical challenges, even for the fittest of men. the question whether women who
biologically have less upper body strength, can qualify and use the same qualifications as men. now, clearly, there are some women who can, but we will see over the next six months or so if anyone comes back and says i just don't think this is a job that a female can do but i think he expect a pretty easy transition. as we know, women have been in combat in terms of supporting combat, women killed in afghanistan and iraq, so it is not a huge leap but it is a cultural leap and there are certain jobs where you cannot bring down the qualifications, where men and women are going to have to meet the same qualifications and the question is whether women can, simply by virtue, at least in general, of their strength, vis-a-vis male strength, including the upper body. >> the wise thoughts of cnn "state of the union" anchor candy crowley. thank you, candy. the next time you go to the store, you might want to pay cash. we will tell you how many stores
ready for the week ahead. >> reporter: hey, miguel. the last week of january will find some top issues and a big name in the spotlight. >> our journey is not complete until we find a way to welcome the striving immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: president obama on immigration day, speaking about something high on his to-do list, immigration reform. tuesday the president goes to las vegas to give a preview of what he wants to do. what do you think about the conversion to issue is? a majority in our latest poll says allowing them to become legal residents is the top proor outer. democrats and republicans don't see eye to eye on the issue or gun control.priority.
democrats and republicans don't see eye to eye on the issue or gun control. wayne lapier lapierre testifies new assault weapons ban. according to most recent poll, a majority support such a ban but there's a big partisan divide, with democrats in favor and republicans against. and a gender gap with a majority of the women but only a minority of you men supporting the ban. the big name in the news a second straight week, hillary clinton. most likely her last full week as secretary of state. and according to the polls, she's going out with some really big numbers. nearly seven in ten give her the thumbs up as secretary of state according to this nbc/"wall street journal" survey, which is in line with other recent polls. and what if she changes her mind and decides to make another bid for the would you? she topped our list. look at this. 85% of democrats we questioned last month said they would be somewhat or very likely to support her if she decides to
run. folks who like to shop with their credit cards, listen up. starting today, you may pay more every time you swipe the card at the store. mer chandes who accept visa and master card are not allowed -- now allowed to add a service charge to the purchase price, equal the cost of processing its transaction and could be as much as 4%. some stores say they won't add the charge. the catholic church is one of the most staunch anti-abortion voices, firmly believing that life begins at conception. but after a mother and her twin boys died in birth, a catholic hospital in colorado is arguing that fetuses are not people. cnn's ken law explains. >> there wasn't one person that went into that er there were three. >> reporter: jeremy's wife,
laurie, seven months pregnant with twin boys, new year's day, 2006, laurie was vomiting and can't leave. jeremy rush herd to st. thomas more hospital in kansas city, colorado. >> laurie looked up and me and her head went down on her chest. >> reporter: in the emergency room, she went into full cardiac arrest from a pulmonary embow litsch. laurie, just 31 years old died, and so did her 28-week-long unborn twins. >> i didn't get to hold them. i have an autopsy picture. that is all i got. >> reporter: he sued the hospital and its owner, catholic health initiatives, which operates nearly 80 hospitals in 14 states. he filed the wrongful death suit on behalf of his wife and his unborn twin sons. in sort, he was stunned to learn the hospital's defense. how many people does the hospital say you lost that day? >> one. since they weren't born, they weren't people.
they weren't -- they did not qualify as a person. >> reporter: that's right, catholic health initiatives has argued under colorado law, to be a person, one must, at some point have been born alive. a glaring contradiction to catholic church teachings, which says life begins at conception. catholic health initiatives would not speak to cnn on camera but said in a statement -- as a catholic organization, the hospital is supposed to follow the church's teachings laid out in the ethical and religious directives. no abortions, no contraceptives to direct sterilization, like vass sec else to and clearly state, catholic health care ministry witnesses to the sanctity of life from the moment of conception till death. while the moral debate continues, so does jeremy's legal battle. after he lost in the lower
court, the defense lawyers for the doctors and the hospital owned by catholic health initiatives went after him for $118,000 in legal fees, garnishing his wages. he is now bankrupt and struggling to care for his daughter, 9-year-old libby, on his own. >> tears, the pager the heartache, still. seven years later. >> reporter: that pain is why he won't give up. he is now appealing to colorado's supreme court, asking them to decide if his sons were people under the state's laws. will it make you feel better to get some sort of answer from the catholic church? >> i don't know. perhaps it will be closure. >> reporter: a permanent reminder next to his heart. >> that is the footprints of the boys. >> reporter: a tattoo, two sets of footprints and the words, "our sons," children, in his eyes, fighting to get a state and church institution to see them that way as well.
the catholic bishops of colorado would not speak to cnn on camera but released this statement, saying, "we will undertake a full review of this litigation and of the policies and practices of catholic health initiatives to ensure fidelity and faithful witness to the teachings of the catholic church." an appearance of backpedaling from the hospital's current legal stance. kyung lah, cnn, colorado. the new season of "dallas" premieres tomorrow on tnt. lou producers write jr off the show after the death of larry hagman? jesse metcalf is minutes away. the super bowl is next sunday, you don't have to wait until then to see the hottest super bowl ads out there. we will show them to you, this hour. tes 30 shrimp! for $11.99 pair any two shrimp selections on one plate! like mango jalapeño shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp.
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welcome back. i'm miguel marquez in for fredricka whitfield. if you are just tuning in, thanks for joining us. these are the top stories we are following in the cnn newsroom. in brazil, at least 233 people lost their lives early this morning in a crowded nightclub in southern brazil much the club was packed when a fire broke out about 2:00 in the morning. many of the victims appeared to be college students about to return to school after their summer break. in egypt, authorities say at least 38 people are dead and more than 400 injured after riots broke out. protesters were trying to storm a prison in the city of port sayyid. they said they were trying to reach 21 people who were sentenced to death last week for their part in a deadly soccer
riot. authorities have retaken port sayyid and imposed a month-long curfew but pro-testers have spread to cairo's tahrir square. postage stamps may be called forever stamps and the prices are forever going up. starting today it will now cost you an extra penny to send a first class letter, instead of $ 45 cents you will seed 46. who knew how much stamps cost anyway? >> last i checked, it was 42, 43 cents? >> 44 cents, 45 cents. >> 48 cents? >> i think they are 48 cents. >> postcards also go up today to 2 3 3 cents and letters going to mexico or kanab will cost you-- canada will cost you $1.05. matt damon, tired of being the butt of his jokes, held him hostage on sets. damon performed a monologue
while kimmel was tied up in his chair. weird. new york mayor michael bloomberg's latest donation of $350 million to john hopkins university in baltimore brings total cash contributions to $1 billion. the school is his alma mater around he has become its largest benn factor in history. and season two of "dallas" premieres tonight. the hit tnt show is back for a second season full of plots and schemes and back stabbing. no word on how the producers will handle the character of jr ewing. larry hagman who portrayed ewing, died of cancer late last year and that show starts tomorrow evening not tonight. fans of the hit show "dallas", the wait is almost over. season two premieres tomorrow night on our t network tnt, but a question over larry hagman,
died in november after taping five episodes. actor jesse metcalf plays christopher ewing on the show mr. hagman was a huge part of the show, obviously. how will they deal with his real life death? >> i can tell that you the writers got together over the christmas hiatus after larry's passion and basically rewrote the whole second half of this new season. the mystery starts unfolding episode eight midseason and sets in motion a lot of very intriguing storylines beautifully interwoven and pay off in a really gratifying way towards sent finally. >> avenues very big part, got through what, five episodes with him? he was a very big part of the show, yes? >> oh, absolutely. five full episodes, appear in the sixth enswoed a little tv magic. like i said, the storylines that his death set in motion are going to be very gratifying for the viewers and incredibly entertaining. >> going for originally the who
shot jr was a huge cliffhanger that everybody talked for years in this country. is that something they are going to try to shoot for, that level of dynamic? >> yes, we are definitely shooting for that level, no pun intended, of the dynamic. i can't tell you exactly how jr meets his demise, obviously. >> well, we wouldn't want you to do that -- we would want you to do that we can talk about that after. in the show, you play bobby, or i think bobby? ewing -- >> i play christopher, actually. >> i'm sorry, christopher. >> i play christopher, bobby's adopted son. >> but pronounced bobby, i think. he is your uncle, the dynamics are the same and the son of jr is the archrival, only asking you this question because i really want to say bobby, the way that jr said it the dynamic is much the same. what was he like on set, how big a part of the show was he being there every day on the job? >> obviously, it was his show he
was the heart and soul of the show. he was a very gracious, very supportive actor to work with. he never took a moment for granted. and he brought a lot of levity toself. he had an incredible sense of humor, kept us all laughing. >> not the serious guy, bad guy we saw on television then? >> not at all. he was the exact opposite of his character. a staunch environmentalist, you know, a very caring, thoughtful man. >> all right. when i was told that you were going to be on, we talked about it all the folks here at cnn, they asked any plans to reprice the role as the hunky gardner in "desperate housewives"? >> no. those days are over, i'm focussing on this role here on "dallas" my first leading role on a television series, i'm very proud of the work we are doing here and i think, you know, that the producers, directors and actors alike have really all banned together and make this
show as successful as possible in honor of larry. >> i wish you the best of luck, avenues lovely actor to watch and i hope you the best in the next season. >> thank you so much. appreciate it. >> thank you very much. >> season two starts tomorrow night. super bowl isn't just about the plays on the field, it's about the commercials in between, ads that generate lots of buzz and this year's no exception. with avenue sneak peek. also showing you something you've never seen before, a massive squid caught on tape for the first time. thousands of feet beneath the sea. night. the first time. ñe
for some it is the best part of the game, the commercials. you don't have to wait until next sunday to see some of them a few have been released. ad time for as little as 30 seconds can be as much as $3.3 million. is it worth it? do super bowl ads really lead to better sales? asymmetrics is a company leading the way in measuring the effectiveness of super bowl ads. the ceo joins us from california. hello there, peter. >> hi. >> let's look at one of these ads, lots of eyeballs, kate
upton and call it sex, suds and mercedes. ♪ >> peter, i just want to say those guys that commercial are really good actors, aren't they? how do you measure the effectiveness of this ad? >> we look after the ad, not just super bowl ads, every ad, 30,000 of them to date and rate them with 500 view ender's evaluate key dimensions of the ad shown to impact sales or the brand objective, things like attention and likability you information content that kind of thing, a super bowl ad is different to evaluate what makes a great super bowl ad, you have to understand the dynamics of the super bowl audience.
first, it is huge, the biggest sized audience you will see all year. secondly, people are watching it live, people might record it, but not like most tv shows these days. third, people like watching the commercials it is a unique ex-kbreefrnls the first cardinal rule of super bowl advertising, what is great have broad demographic appeal, don't alien nate any part of that audience you are paying for. you can see in this ad, yeah, i think it kind of does. >> yeah. >> and so that's the first thing. now, recognize, this is just a teaser, this may not be what actually runs on sunday. but alienating your demographics is probably the first cardinal sin not to do >> fair enough. given all of that here is glimpse of the new coke extravaganza. ♪ >> now this is one in which vires get to vote for the
ending, is that a smart play by coke? >> well, you know, it's kind of this social media in the ter glacial light. linkedin and so is audi, you picked ending of the commercials, in this case, you pick the winner of this chase, i don't think this is going to do as well as the polar bears, the classic super bowl commercials from last year but really interesting to see -- i'm sure that the cmos have complete control, happy with whoever wins this particular chase. >> one more in, go daddy always pushing the limits, this year, a little different direction. >> hey, joe, when are you ever gonna put your idea online? >> relax, kell, it's not like anyone else is going to have the exact same idea that popped into my head. >> how you know who one else has thought of it, harry? >> because they haven't kelly. >> it's totally original. >> one in a gas zil lynn. >> will this ad be good for go daddy? >> yes it l usually go daddy offends half the population within about two seconds. this one is funny, it's
articulate, also communicates the message for go daddy. consumers will like this one. >> the yardstick against which all are measured, the am 1984 ad, iconic ad, super bowl xviii, by the way do any of these ads, anything you are hearing about, will they reach that level? >> you know, i don't think so. i think that bar is still set extremely high. it covers all the key dimensions. it showed the product. but i think another reason for liking that one, it just changed how advertising worked. from that point on, it was about the event and creating a special experience for the event. and i think a lot of the brands today are following in -- still following in those footprints. >> peter, thank you very much. i hope you're having a good day out there in california. >> thank you. a sea creature that's never been filmed before, until now. a rare giant squid. we will show you the fascinating images and tell you why the discovery is being called a scientific breakthrough.
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ten-foot squid is captured on video its natural habitat for the first time. and tonight, a team of scientists and filmmakers from discovery channel and the japanese broadcaster, nhk, are revealing stunning images of this rare creature. they are calling it the holy grail of natural history filmmaking. here's a preview of "monster squid, the giant is real." >> the unexplored abyss. mankind finally confronts the legend of the deep. >> there. there. there. >> whoa! >> stop. stop. stop. >> okay. very, very good. >> love it. i spoke to marine biologist dr. edie wit ber this historic sighting. she helped design and invent the sub that made the discovery possible. i asked her why finding this
squid is such a big breakthrough. >> it's special because it wasn't just a chance glimpse. we actually saw the giant squid six separate times and it's an indication that we've been hunting for in the wrong way and we paid attention to what squid pay attention to and that's why we were able to see it. >> this is the most amazing thing. you guys did set out to actually see these giant squid and you caught it with a very ingenious lure. what was it? >> it was an optical lure that imitates a type of bioluminescent display a lot of animals in the deep ocean make light. and some of them use light to defend themselves from predators. and the type of display i used is one that deep sea jellyfish uses to kind of scream for help. and so if the jellyfish is being munched on by a fish say, it lights one this pinwheel of light and it isn't gonna scare the fish away necessarily, but
what it might do is attract a larger animal that will attack the fish and there by give the jellyfish a chance to escape. >> it sounds like some sort of -- >> and so -- >> it sounds like some sort of crazy almost cartoonish food chain situation, where you have the smaller -- the smaller animal being eat by a bigger animal which attracts -- the smaller one attracts a bigger one to comes to the rescue, yes? >> that's exactly what it is. it's absolutely a food chain phenomenon. >> amazing. and so you were in this sub and you -- when you saw this, what was your reaction? >> actually, we filmed it a bunch of different ways. the camera system i was using was being deployed off the ship and it would float around by itself for a couple of days at a time. and that was the first imagery we got, the black and white imagery i think you have probably seen was with my camera system. and so the first time i saw it was on board the ship and a
graduate student actual lives the first person to see it, was reviewing the tape while i was down in the submersible, when i came back up, he show it had to me and we all went completely nuts, which we actually got on camera, because at first, i just couldn't even believe it. and then, as if that weren't enough, we kept getting sighting yous and then dr. kubidera made a submersible drive and he was using bait and another type of optical lure that brought a giant squid in and the squid started munching on the bait. and so the doctor risked turning on the white lights because we had just been using red light in order not to scare the animal away answered turned on the white lights, it didn't bolt, it stayed around. so the footage you're going to see sunday night is just absolutely breathtaking. >> wow. well, you guys really did your homework. you clearly built a better mousetrap here.
what exactly -- it's called a medusa, the device you sent down there? what does it look like? what does it actually do? >> it's -- it look its like a cuba three foot by three foot by three and a half feet and it's got a come rah system on it that uses red light to illuminate the scene and the camera itself is intensified. and sticking out in front of the camera is basically a long stick that's got the electronic jellyfish, which looks like a glass sphere, on the end of it that electronic jellyfish was produce the display the whole time it was down there in order to attract in the squid. >> absolute lynn credible. dr. edie widder, thank you very much. can't wait to watch. thanks. >> thank you. monster squirkd the giant is real, airs tonight at 8 p.m. on the discovery-channel. actors honoring actors this time, it's personal.
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actresses from your favorite movies and tv shows, taking over hollywood in the glamour, glitz and high fashion of the red carpet. means one thing, the screen actors guild awards are here, a place where actors honor each other. who better to tell us what to expect than our very own the lovely, talented nischelle turner on the red carpet in l.a. nischelle -- >> hi! >> who is likely to win best pitcher and are there any surprises ahead for us? >> reporter: first of all, miguel, for the screen actors guild award, it's best ensemble, best cast ensemble in a movie, because they like to honor -- actors like to honor everybody, they want to talk about the ensembles. going into this award, you may think there is a front runner because everyone was talking about "lincoln," but during awards season "argo" has made a strong push off top and really kind of come on late. i wouldn't be surprised if "argo" wins for best picture, just because, like you said, the actors vote for this one. i don't think that's out of the
realm of possibility at all. i don't know if i would call it an upset anymore. >> wow. that's quite a statement there. i saw both movies, "lincoln" is pretty amazing. >> yeah, it was. >> very good films. what about best actor and actress category? what can you tell us? >> reporter: those, on the other hand, could be very interesting as well. i think the best actor category is one of the strongest that we've seen in a long time, some really, really good performances this year by the actors, but if there is one that there is a front runner, daniel day-lewis definitely has kind of the momentum going into it as his role as abraham lincoln. he was, everyone said, and i think he was great, understated but just hit the right note as the president. so, we could definitely see him take home an award tonight. on the actress side things, people thought this could be a two-horse race between jennifer lawrence and jessica chastain.
naomi watts is making a really strong late push and if you saw "the impossible" and her performance that movie was about the family that was hit by the tsunami of 2004 and who survived it. she was amazing you. she was just haunting. it stuck with me. one of those performances that stays with you. >> i love you call this a horse race. a special moment tonight, dick van dyke will be hon weird a lifetime achievement award. how will that go over? >> reporter: by the way, i can tell that you alec baldwin and rob ryan letter present him with that award. if anybody deserves a lifetime achievement award it is dick van dyke. he has been in this game for more than 50 years. he does have a personal connection with the s.a.g. awards, too, miguel, because he met his wife here at the screen actors guild awards. so it's been a pretty good run at the s.a.g. awards for him a special night for him. i have a little bit of breaking news i can leave you with. one of the nominees tonight, we have learned, tommy lee jones, nominated for best supporting
actor for his role as thaddius stevens in "lincoln" will not be here because, like many americans, he has come down with a really bad case of the flu. he has got whatever's been going around. i know so many people that have been, you know, strucken with that. he is one of them, won't be here and he could very well win as well. >> nischelle turn, thank you very much you look lovely as ever. have fun out there. >> thank you. >> we will have more on the man who spent 50 years making you laugh, a special interview with dick van dyke in the next hour. don't miss our coverage live from the red carpet the screen actors awards, 6:30 eastern on cnn. efforts to reform u.s. immigration laws are gaining speed a group of key senators are tackling the immigration issue that's considered the most controversial. we will have the details at the top of the hour. so...how'd it go?
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